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Best East End pubs with outdoor seating open now

We have rounded up the best pubs with outdoor seating around Roman Road reopening their outdoor spaces this week.

We’ve all been anxiously awaiting the reopening of pubs gardens, and are thrilled the time is finally here. Having suffered so much this past year, we are so thankful to see that so many of our favourites have weathered the storm to get back to pulling pints.

So do away with those sorry cans, put on your favourite sunglasses, and slap on some sunscreen up for what’s sure to be an outstanding pub garden summer.

To aid you in your planning, we’ve rounded up a list of perfect spots to grab a pint in the British sun. From snug walled gardens to ingenious pavement pitches to sheltered (and heated!) booths, in the East End you’ll find pubs with outdoor seating to suit whatever the British weather throws at you.

We’ve even included some useful info for those four-legged members of the family – they can’t be left at home now can they?

The Eleanor Arms

Eleanor Arms pub on Old Ford Road

Dog friendly: Yes
Contact: 020 8980 6992

Off the beaten track off Old Ford Road, close to Victoria Park and the canal, you’ll find this award winning pub. It’s worth seeking out for the quality of its beer alone. The Eleanor Arms boasts four handpumps serving Shepherd Neame ales and regular guest beers. As well as a sun-trapped beer garden, The Eleanor Arms boasts a pool table and large screen for major sporting events, perfect for when you’ve had a bit too much sun. Fingers crossed Thursday quiz night will return.

Due to their perfectly pint-sized outdoor seating area, the Eleanor Arms are pretty booked up during their first week of opening, so booking in advance is essential.

Eleanor Arms at 460 Old Ford Rd E3 5JP

The Victoria

Outside seating at The Victoria, Grove Road, London

Dog friendly: Yes
Contact: 020 8712 5125

Fancy some seafood in the sun? The Victoria’s the place for you. Don’t let the limited seating out-front deceive you, The Victoria has a spacious beer garden out the back and away from humming Grove Road.

This gastro pub puts seafood front and centre, so expect to fresh oysters, shrimp burgers and theist posh fish and chips around. We can’t wait to sample the bottomless boozy brunch, served from 11am.

Find The Victoria at 110 Grove Rd, Mile End, London E3 5TH

Angel and Crown

Patrons sit on benches outside Globe Town pub the Angel and Crown

Dog friendly: Yes
Contact: 020 3417 2880

No beer garden? No problem! The ingenious folk at Angel and Crown have invested in some classic wooden benches to park yourself on and watch the world go by. In the heart of Globe Town, this is a great spot meet with friends and give a nod to neighbours strolling past.

Once a traditional East End boozer loved by many and feared by some, the Angel and Crown is now a self-styled community pub, welcoming parents and children after school, freelance workers during the day, and (fingers crossed soon to return) drag queen acts at night.

Find the Angel and Crown at 170 Roman Rd, Bethnal Green, London E2 

Rusty Bike

Outside the Rusty Bike on Mile End Road

Dog friendly: Yes
Contact: 020 8981 4100

Located near Mile End underground station is Rusty Bike Pub, with their large outdoor seating area, handily covered by parasols incase of Spring showers. They serve booze and snacks, and their Thai food is cooked with the best fresh local produce, along with herbs, spices and Asian vegetables imported from Thailand.

Find the Rusty Bike at 588 Mile End Rd, E3 4PH

The Green Goose

Beer garden in the sun at the Green Goose in East London

Dog friendly: Yes
Contact: 020 3058 3728

The walled, south-facing beer garden of The Green Goose gets the sunshine all day long. It can be booked for events including bottomless brunch, and viewings of the World Cup and Wimbledon, broadcasted on their mobile TVs. Watch with a G&HeaT in hand, chosen from one of their London-based gin distillers.

Find The Green Goose at 112 Anglo Road, E3 5HD.

The Camel

Exterior of The Camel Pub in Globe Town

Dog friendly: Yes. In fact, The Camel has even been voted the most dog friendly pub in the world.
Contact: 07535 779229

Watch the world go by from the picnic benches outside The Camel on Sugar Loaf Walk. Debbie, the landlady, is a local favourite, hosting great beer tasting evenings and party nights. Should the weather turn, there’s even an awning to shelter those in the cosy walled side garden so you don’t get raindrops on your pie and mash.

Find The Camel at 277 Globe Road, E2 OJD.

Lord Tredegar

People sat at benches in the beer garden of the Lord Tredegar in Bow, East London

Dog friendly: Yes
Contact: 020 8983 0130

The beer garden at the Lord Tredegar gets the sunshine all day long. But if you fancy a bit of shade, sit under the canopy that extends from the restaurant or sip a cider beneath their sun umbrellas. We are awaiting news that the much loved Tuesday pub quiz will return.

Give the Lord Tredegar a call to book a table, or if you prefer, drop them an email at

Find the Lord Tredegar at 50 Lichfield Road, E3 5AL.

The Approach Tavern

The beer garden in front of Approach Tavern, Bethnal Green, East London

Dog friendly: Yes
Contact: 020 8980 2321

Located on the leafy Approach Road leading to Victoria Park sits The Approach Tavern, a beautiful and welcoming high ceilinged stripped back Victorian pub. It’s large beer garden at the front offers both heating and shelter making this a reliable option whatever the weather.

Find The Approach Tavern, 47 Approach Road, London E2 9LY

The Palm Tree

Santander Boris Bikes on the grass outside the Palm Tree pub beer garden in East London

Dog friendly: Outside – naturally, inside – TBC
Contact: 020 8980 2918

This might not have a formal beer garden, but the grass next to the canal does a very good job. The Palm Tree are open for takeaway, so grab a pint from this traditional East End boozer, lie in the sun next to the water, and watch the barge boats go by. And because you’re out in the park, you can catch the sun all day.

Find The Palm Tree at 127 Grove Rd, Bow, London E3 5BH

The Coborn

Crowd of people in the beer garden at The Coborn in Mile End, East London

Dog friendly: Yes
Contact: 020 8980 3793

The patio garden at The Coborn is south facing, so gets the sun from noon onwards. Keep an eye out for their summer BBQs, but tables are hot, hot, hot so get their early to grab one. In the summer months, they recommend one of their blood orange gin and tonics, with a slice of pink grapefruit and rosemary bunch.

Find The Coborn at 8 Coborn Road, E3 2DA.

The Morgan Arms

Tables and chairs in the sun at the Morgan Arms beer garden, East London

Dog friendly: Yes
Contact: 020 8980 6389

Find their secret garden at the back of the pub where you can catch the afternoon sun. Previously a favourite haunt of the Kray twins, this is now the perfect place for a Pimms in the summer. The kitchen also serves brilliant Sunday roast with trimmings including parsnip puree and honeyed ginger carrots.

Find The Morgan Arms at 43 Morgan St, E3 5AA.

The Crown

Outside seating at The Crown pub in Bow

Dog friendly: Yes
Contact: 020 8880 7261

Take your pick between the balcony or the beer garden to catch the afternoon sun. Overlooking Vicky Park, this is the perfect place for a Pimms or a fizzy elderflower after a long Saturday walk. Or try them on a Sunday for a mean roast.

Find The Crown at 223 Grove Road, E3 5SN.

The Bow Bells

Dog friendly: TBC
Contact: 020 8980 0744

This characteristic carrot-orange pub in the heart of Bow is renowned for its haunted ladies toilet. A sign above the door warns patrons to ‘beware of the ghost’. The inside is much more innocuous, however, with a fairly standard mid-20th century interior and a great range of real and craft beer and spirits on offer.

Find The Bow Bells at 116 Bow Rd, E3 3AA.

Young Prince

Californian poppies and women sitting at a bench in the beer garden at the Young Prince on Roman Road

Dog friendly: TBC
Contact: 020 8980 1292

Right on Roman Road, this local spot has a secret south-facing beer garden. It’s packed with blooming flowers and is the perfect place to catch the evening sun.

Find the Young Prince at 448 Roman Road, E3 5LU.

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7 thoughts on “Best East End pubs with outdoor seating open now

  • The Palm Tree was open yesterday (12th)

  • Also the Angel & Crown on Roman Road is open with seats outside

  • The Dundee arms is open too, cosy courtyard out the back with TVs and music,

  • The Dundee arms is open too, cosy courtyard out the back, with TVs for live sports and fab music, late opening as well!


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